In a wall assembly, the main channel, also known as a C-Channel, is fitted to the ceiling and the floor to effectively hold the studs in place. Drywall furring channels are commonly clipped with metal furring channel clips or wire-tied perpendicular to the main channel at appropriate intervals for screw-attaching drywall. The underside of bar joists can be directly attached to a furring channel. The furring channels are installed perpendicular to the joists and wire-tied at appropriate intervals. Wire ties are required for fire-rated and multilayer assemblies. Qatar Steel Industries Factory takes pride in the fact of being the leading main channel supplier in Qatar.
Main Channels are a Hot Rolled product made from Mild steel. When looking at a cross-section, it has a horizontal top with a vertical web and bottom flanges. It comes in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses. The shape of this type of product provides a great amount of structural strength making it an ideal product for making bracings and frames. The Main Channel is typically used in the manufacturing of machinery, enclosures, vehicles and the construction of buildings for structural support. Main Channels can be cut or drilled as per requirements, welded together or it can be used with laser technology for further strengthening. The Structural Channel, also known as a C-Channel is distinguished from I-beam or H-beam or W-beam, which have flanges on both sides of the web.
Some salient features of QSIF main channels are: